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Associate Degrees

A.A. in Leadership

This degree program centers around the leadership and management functions essential to building world class organizations. It focuses on the design of effective organizational systems and includes customer service, effective planning, statistical analysis, teamwork, and leadership. It also includes systems design, development, measurement, and improvement. Additionally, it examines the study of physics, statistics, ethics, business communications, and organizational psychology.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2021

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
MGMT 300 Introduction to Leadership in Action 3
MGMT 320 Leadership in Action: Organizational Variation 3
MGMT 330 Leadership in Action: Organizational Teams 3
MGMT 340 Leadership in Action: Organizational Systems 3
MGMT 350 Leadership in Action: Organizational Learning 3
MGMT 142 Project Management Techniques and Software 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
MGMT 374 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management (3)
PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics (3)
Total Units: 24

The Leadership Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • define the underlying principles and practices of leadership both personally and professionally.
  • construct a systems approach to work, providing fundamental systems diagrams, flow charts, and functional methodologies for improvement.
  • apply organizational strategies to ensure management functions are focused on the customer and measured for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • analyze the relationship between leading and managing with an understanding of leadership styles and issues.
  • develop team-centered corporate cultures to enhance organizational success.
  • measure the importance of operations management in relationship to designing effective control procedures that evolve into a continual improvement approach to production strategies.

A.A. in Management

This program is intended for those who wish to progress to positions of responsibility in their respective industry. Its strong management focus provides the knowledge and skills needed to progress into management positions. Topics include management communication, human resources, organizational behavior, diversity management, and business computer applications.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2021

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
MGMT 300 Introduction to Leadership in Action 3
MGMT 304 Principles of Management (3) 3
MGMT 308 Personnel and Human Resources Management (3) 3
MGMT 360 Management Communication (3) 3
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management 3
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
BUS 340 Business Law (3)
CISA 306 Intermediate Word Processing (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing Software (1)
CISA 316 Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets (2)
CISA 318 Exploring Spreadsheet Software (1)
CISA 340 Presentation Graphics (2)
MGMT 142 Project Management Techniques and Software (3)
Total Units: 24

The Management Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • incorporate leadership skills and abilities that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
  • analyze practical business problems.
  • apply current management philosophies to current management problems.
  • integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services and information.
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.
  • utilize critical thinking and research skills in the evaluation of alternative solutions.

Certificates of Achievement

Conflict Management Certificate

This certificate focuses on identifying and understanding the underlying causes of workplace conflict and strategies for managing conflict effectively. It explores the impact of conflict on workplace communication, decision-making, and leadership. It covers practical and strategic skills to prevent escalation of conflict and defuse disruptive behaviors.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2021

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 317 Managing Workplace Conflict 3
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
MGMT 308 Personnel and Human Resources Management 3
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior 3
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain and assess the role personality and negotiating temperament play in workplace conflict management
  • analyze the negotiation process, strategies, and techniques for effective conflict resolution in the workplace
  • apply a situational approach to workplace conflict resolution
  • evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of various conflict management strategies in the context of the workplace
  • explain the key challenges to personnel and human resource management in developing the flexible and skilled workforce needed in governmental and private organizations
  • describe the effective philosophies of human behavior at work
  • define culture within the context of the United States workplace

Leadership Certificate

This certificate focuses on the leadership and management functions essential to building world class organizations. It also includes concepts, such as customer satisfaction with emphasis on effective planning, systems design, statistical analysis, teamwork, and leadership. It includes the study of physics, statistics, ethics, and organizational psychology.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2021

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
MGMT 142 Project Management Techniques and Software 3
MGMT 300 Introduction to Leadership in Action 3
MGMT 320 Leadership in Action: Organizational Variation 3
MGMT 330 Leadership in Action: Organizational Teams 3
MGMT 340 Leadership in Action: Organizational Systems 3
MGMT 350 Leadership in Action: Organizational Learning 3
MGMT 374 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics 3
Total Units: 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the underlying principles and practices of leadership
  • construct a systems approach to work using fundamental systems diagrams, flow charts, and functional methodologies for improvement.
  • analyze the relationship between leading and managing.
  • develop team-centered corporate cultures to enhance organizational success.
  • measure the importance of operations management in relationship to designing effective control strategies.

Management Certificate

This program is designed for those who wish to progress from entry-level positions in management and related areas. Topics include human resources, business law, management communication, and organizational behavior.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2021

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
MGMT 304 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 308 Personnel and Human Resources Management 3
MGMT 360 Management Communication 3
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management 3
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior 3
Total Units: 15

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze practical management problems.
  • apply current management philosophies to current management problems.
  • integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services and information.
  • utilize critical thinking and research skills in the evaluation of alternative solutions.

Project Management Certificate

This certificate covers the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs, and schedule resources. It also introduces the use of project management software to track project resources, tasks, and milestones. Included in the program are basic business and management theory, as well as accounting principles.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2021

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 101 Fundamentals of College Accounting (3) 3 - 4
   or ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
MGMT 142 Project Management Techniques and Software (3) 3
   or CISA 160 Project Management Techniques and Software (3)
MGMT 304 Principles of Management 3
Total Units: 12 - 13

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • construct a basic plan of action utilizing project management software
  • compare and contrast various theories of leadership and motivation
  • explain the principles of project management with regard to case studies
  • demonstrate the ability to formulate a project plan, given specific scenarios
  • assess the inherent advantages and shortcomings in various software packages
  • interpret the basic elements of financial statements
  • apply the basic functions of management, such as planning and control functions

Career Information

Organizations need employees who understand basic business and management theory and can manage a project from inception to completion. Employment outlook for the 2012-2022 period projects over 40,000 job openings nationally for Project Managers, in a variety of industries, as a "new and emerging" occupation.